David Huang

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I am so grateful that each year deciduous trees make and put on a whole new set of clothes!  I especially love the fresh light green suit worn by my popular trees each spring.  As the year goes on these leaves start getting worn and tattered but provide me with wonderful cooling shade.  Then come fall the leaves are shed to compost down and enrich my soil while letting more winter sun through to help warm me.  It's a beautiful cycle of life.  I'm grateful to both witness and benefit from it.

2 weeks ago
I struggle a lot with food addictions and have been striving the past couple years to pull myself back together and regain a handle on it, mostly unsuccessfully.  I am grateful that I've now managed to forego the junk food for 2 weeks.  Usually it is easier for me to keep a good trend going than to get it started.  This is the best I've done in a long time though this evening I almost cracked under the cravings.  I'm grateful Deane Adams posted above as that was the little extra bit of inspiration I needed tonight to hold the line.
3 weeks ago
Can't let Kyle be the only one doing 220 outlets.  I thought I'd give him some company here, oh, and I wanted to be able to run my new welder off 220 instead of 110.  So this required me to install an outlet and breaker to do this.

It was a fairly straightforward job, though I did need to remove some wall paneling to add the box and wiring.  It's out in my pole barn so it's not like things need to be beautiful.  The wall panel is OSB after all.  I was able to mount the outlet box right near the breaker box so that made it easy as far as wire runs go.

My breaker box had two spare breakers in it already that were right next to each other.  Perfect, I just pulled them out and could install the 220 breaker in those slots.  I also first tried using some 6 gauge solid copper ground wire I already had.  It ended up being just way too stiff so I abandoned that and used more of the wire I was using for the hot leads after running to the hardware store to get a roll of green electrical tape so I could properly mark it as a ground wire.

Here are the picks for my BB submission on this project.

3 weeks ago

John Weiland wrote:

David Huang wrote:...... I also got a new Oregon corded chainsaw at the same time. https://amzn.to/2y3Ml2A This was to replace my Makita corded chainsaw.  https://amzn.to/2Y1lHGX  ........My hope is that the Oregon corded chainsaw will work with the same power as the Makita, but have the advantage of the PowerSharp chain sharpening system and hopefully not have the binding/lock up issue.



Hi David,    I just got done burning up the motor in my McCullough corded chainsaw (decades old) and was wondering how you were liking the Oregon model.  Sounds like we use them for similar purposes.....longer logs brought back to the house and possibly light construction work when needed. I really like our newer Dewalt cordless, but don't want to have to use that if an outlet is nearby.  If others have been using a corded electric chainsaw (16" bar range) for a few years now and like the quality, please add your pros/cons comments as well which will aid in my decision of a new purchase.  Thanks!



So far I'm still quite happy with my corded Oregon chainsaw.  It's been running great, without any troubles.  Mind you I am probably only bucking up a cord to a cord and a half of firewood a year with it, but so far no problems.  I just add the bar oil as needed and sharpen the chain with its built in super easy sharpening system now and again.  I don't think I've had to replace the chain on this one yet.  I did on my cordless version last spring.  
1 month ago
It looks like the videos I set to upload overnight went through from my end.  Hopefully they really did arrive intact.  I don't know if they will be useful or not as unfortunately that is the best camera I have.  It's a piece of crap for shooting video though it said it was 1080.  If you'd like something else or want me to reshoot something just let me know.  I'm realizing in hindsight I probably should have filmed me loading more wood into the RMH after showing it burned down and saying it was time to add more wood.
2 months ago
Again, thank you for doing this and sharing your findings!
3 months ago